The ultimate library of resources for building, sharing and wielding power

Case studies, articles, reports and other tools to enrich your Power Moves journey or help get you there. We’re frequently adding to this list so always check back for updates.

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BUILDING POWER, SHARING POWER AND WIELDING POWER IN PRACTICE

Learn from these grantmakers effectively leveraging their power to maximize their impact on equity goals.

THE ULTIMATE POWER READING LIST FROM NCRP AND OTHERS

Delve deeply into diversity, equity, inclusion, risk and other key concepts related to power from leading experts and practitioners in the sector.

EASY-TO-USE TOOLS

Sample questionnaires, worksheets and other materials to facilitate your power journey.

GLOSSARY

Important terms and concepts used in Power Moves which you can use as a resource.

Learning with your peers

NCRP has convened a select number of expert philanthropic consultants to begin using Power Moves in their own practices with funders, and an intimate group of grantmaking institutions of all types and sizes that have committed to using Power Moves in the next year.

Through these two learning groups, NCRP will support use of the toolkit, facilitate knowledge sharing, invite insights and feedback on how to improve our tools and resources, and offer opportunities for deeper engagement and sector leadership with NCRP and our network.

Many of these consultants and grantmakers will be featured on our blog and in this year’s Power Moves webinar series! The first two webinars took place in May and July, with two more coming up in September and November. If you are interested in participating in future Power Moves groups, contact us to learn more about how we can support your power journey.

Read Power Moves blog posts, including recaps of the webinars:

Staff are clear and transparent in communication with grantees: The California Endowment

Staff are highly responsive in communication with grantees: New Media Ventures

Beyond the usual suspects: Community feedback for funders

Adapting grantmaking processes: Brooklyn Community Foundation

Power Moves at 1 year: Biggest obstacles and next steps

Power Moves at 1 year: Broad reach, early signs of impact

Philanthropy’s power to disrupt tyranny – starting with itself

Shifting power to shape the future: Is woke a possibility for foundations?

Commitment to innovation: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Long-term operating support: Sandler Foundation

Fund for the long term while also being responsive to emerging or urgent opportunities: The California Endowment

Funding cross-cutting approaches: Groundswell Fund

Funding under-resourced communities to build power and be their own agents of change: Novo Foundation

Is your board ready to advance equity?

Commitment to racial equity: Consumer Health Foundation

2 Place-based equity funders hold up a mirror to examine their power

Recent calls for foundation engagement leave out grantees and communities they serve

2 Years and counting: The Field Foundation’s equity journey

Wield power to yield change: Anecdotes and tips from the field

3 Reasons why grantmakers don’t face power head on

What shifting power in philanthropy looks like from a community’s perspective

How can grantmakers be accountable when they have little oversight?

New season, new opportunities to explore power and equity

Family foundations benefit from diverse boards

What does wielding philanthropic power ethically and courageously look like?

Philanthropic leadership is not about control

Board governance as the ultimate expression of power-sharing

The power of families

Power in Philanthropy: A new SSIR blog series

Philanthropy experts swap tips on sharing power

BUILDing sustainable social justice partners: Ford Foundation

Bringing community into decision-making: Hyams Foundation

Centering Equity in Education: William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Calling nonprofits: Avenues for challenging power dynamics with funders

Building community power: A philanthropic strategy and an end goal

Power Moves in the South

Fostering an engaged citizenry: Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Adapting grant processes to advance equity: California Wellness Foundation

The time is now: Building power to achieve health equity

Leading by example: Addressing racial equity through incremental change

Reckoning with racial terrorism and white culture: A family foundation’s journey

Power: One of three provocations for funders to face the ‘fierce urgency of now’

Why examining power and privilege is critical to shifting culture in philanthropy

Announcing Power Moves for funders!

Announcing Power Moves for consultants!

Re-imagining philanthropy’s power structure to address inequities

Are you ready for a vision of philanthropy?

Stepping up for racial healing and reconciliation: Deaconess Foundation

Strengthening neighborhoods through deep community engagement: Brooklyn Community Foundation

Building healthy communities by building community power: The California Endowment

Making Power Moves: Why the best moment is now

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Our Philamplify team can help you on your power journey for equity and justice. Contact us at (202) 387-9177 x31 or powermoves[at]ncrp.org.

“Grantmakers – even the most well-informed and well-intentioned – can still find it challenging to take meaningful action toward more equitable and socially just practices. POWER MOVES offers a deep and practical guide to the intentional and thoughtful wielding and yielding of power. Wherever your organization is in its exploration of power and privilege, this toolkit will help you take the next step.”

Jessica Bearman
Principal
Bearman Consulting


Power Moves Advisory Committee Member

POWER MOVES: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide

POWER MOVES: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide

Uncover how your philanthropy can break through barriers to lasting equitable impact with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind self-assessment tool.

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BUILDING POWER

BUILDING POWER

Supporting systemic change by funding civic engagement, advocacy and community organizing among marginalized communities

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SHARING POWER

SHARING POWER

Nurturing transparent, trusting relationships and co-creating strategies with stakeholders

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WIELDING POWER

WIELDING POWER

Exercising public leadership beyond grantmaking to create equitable, catalytic change.

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AM I READY FOR A POWER MOVES JOURNEY?

AM I READY FOR A POWER MOVES JOURNEY?

Each foundation is in a different place. Find out if your organization is ready to embark on its Power Moves journey with this Readiness Assessment Checklist.

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE & REVIEWERS

ADVISORY COMMITTEE & REVIEWERS

Meet the leading experts and practitioners from the sector who provided invaluable guidance during the development of Power Moves.

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